GEOMETRIC DESIGN GUIDELINES TO ACHIEVE DESIRED OPERATING SPEED ON URBAN STREETS

This paper presents interim analysis and findings from a Federal Highway Administration research study on the "Relationship Between Design Speed and Vehicle Operating Speed." Under this study, data were collected on low-speed urban streets with varying roadway, roadside, and driver/vehicle characteristics. Low-speed is defined as vehicle operating speeds below 64 kilometers per hour (km/h). An operating speed approach to determine design speed was developed to investigate geometric guidelines that would assist in attaining operating speeds consistent with the intent of the low-speed environment.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 70-74

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM